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Lebanon Valley College 
President's Report 1999-2000 




President, Lebanon yailey' isij.H»i 

president's message 


community's constant attention to detail 
and quality are readily apparent. Nothing 
could better characterize life at the 'Valley,' 
nor please me more. Great colleges don't do 
everything — but they pay attention to 
everything they do. And Lebanon Valley 
College has paid close attention, indeed, to 
all that it does so very well. In the pages 
that follow, you will see faces and read 
stories that reflect this attention to detail. I 
invite you to share in our College's pride. 

In recent years, in particular, the manner in 
which our entire community has managed 
our growth is truly impressive. The 
artfulness in the way identity and change 
have been held together has been an 
enormous achievement. It has prepared us 
well for an important task at hand. During 
this year the Lebanon Valley College 
community, led by faculty and 
administrators, has embarked on the 
decennial process of preparing a self-study for 
reaccredidation by the Commission on 
Higher Education of the Middle States 
Association of Colleges and Schools. Not 
surprisingly, the community of Lebanon Valley College 
selected "managing growth" as the most salient issue at 
the College. It is with significant enthusiasm that we 
engage in a process so central to the ongoing quality of 
the mission of our institution. In our larger community, 
the quality of our growth continues to draw attention, as 
well. It has been acknowledged through our continued 

Lebanon Valley College 

ranking in U.S.News and World Report as one of the top 
10 regional liberal arts colleges in the North. We have 
also been rated once again by U.S.News and World 
Report as one of the top 10 "best values" colleges in the 
region. Each of our new facilities has received a design 
award, and, in some cases, several. Though never taken 
for granted, it is with some satisfaction that we have all 
come to expect such accolades. 

While outside recognition is appreciated, there are 
more substantive endorsements. In 1996, 27 percent of 
our freshmen came from the top 10 percent of their 
high school class and 54 percent were in the top 25 
percent of that same group. Just four short years later 
we see that "managing growth" has indeed proved 
successful. Of the expected 2000 class of freshmen, 35 
percent were among the top 10 percent of their high 
school class and 67 percent were in the top 25 percent 
of their high school class. These are "real" measures of 
an academic community's success, and we need look no 
further than our educators and programs for the cause 
of our success. 

The Study Abroad program continued to accelerate. 
Dr. Richard Cornelius, professor of chemistry, and his 
wife Judy guided 1 3 students through an exciting 
semester in New Zealand. An additional 39 students 
took advantage of spending a semester in one of our 
other seven international sites. 

Several of our outstanding students found additional 
ways to study abroad, as well. Wendi Davenport 
'00 became our 1 1th Fulbright Scholarship recipient; Otis 
Richardson '02 received a National Security Education 
Program under-graduate scholarship; and Natalia 
Antelava '02 won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship — 

each is currently studying abroad by virtue of these 

Under the leadership of an insightful board and a 
highly skilled management team, three major campus 
architectural pieces were constructed and dedicated 
during the 1999-2000 year. Marquette Hall, the 
Heilman Center and the Fasick Bridge were all 
completed during this time, each enriching the social, 
cultural and educational experience of our students. 

Clearly, the continuation of demanding academic 
standards and the development of an award-winning 
campus could not be accomplished without the 
emotional and financial support of our extended College 
family. The 1999-2000 fiscal year witnessed the 
successful completion of both the Heilman Center and 
the Kresge Foundation Challenge. The College also 
received generous gifts from the Independence 
Foundation to support The Eugene Fish Presidential 
Academic Initiatives Fund as well as almost a quarter- 
million dollars from alumni, parents and friends 
through the Annual Phonathon. For your continued 
support, our students are deeply grateful. 

Together we have shared the excitement that only 
growth and hard work bring. I hope each of you will 
enjoy not only the accomplishments, but the great 
expectations we all have for our College in the years 

G. David Pollick 

President, Lebanon Valley College 

J 999-00 President's Report 3 

The Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery 
provided another year 
oj exciting and unique 

year in review 

Bob and Judy's 
offspring enjoy the 
new fountains on the 
north campus. 

Fiscal year 1999-2000 was a time 
for opening doors, a time for grand 
unveilings celebrated with the 
fanfare of ribbons and speeches, 
and a time for thoughtful musings 
seen only in the mind's eye. 
Challenges to thought and opinion 
were presented both in and out of 
the classroom, and recognitions 
served as a reminder of work well 
done. Lebanon Valley's tradition of 
academic excellence continued as 
the College once again took its 
place among the top 10 regional 
liberal arts colleges in the North 
in U.S.News and World Report's 
"America's Best Colleges" issue. 
Also, in the first study of its kind, and CAP Index Inc. 
ranked Lebanon Valley College 
number 1 1 on a list of the top 25 
lowest-risk college campus 

Financially, the Kresge 

Challenge was exceeded, as more 
than $5,000,000 was raised in 
support of the Heilman Center. 
The College also received a 
$500,000 gift from the 
Independence Foundation to 
support The Eugene Fish 
Presidential Academic Initiatives 
Fund. In addition, alumni, parents 
and friends of the College showed 
their support by contributing 
more than $234,000 toward the 
year's phonathon. 

An Increasing Presence 

Blueprints became buildings, and 
as the dust of an ambitious year 
began to settle, new venues on 
campus opened. The fall 
Oktoberfest Weekend featured the 
dedication of Marquette Hall, a 
suite-styled residence with 
housing for 56 students. As winter 
approached, so did new 

The College also received 
a $500,000 gift from 

the Independence 
Foundation to support 

The Eugene Fish 
Presidential Academic 

Initiatives Fund. 

opportunities for renewal of body 
and mind. Students from all 
disciplines filled classrooms in the 
Heilman Center, while College 
and community members alike 
reaped the benefits of the fitness 
center's wellness pool, and weight 
training and aerobic equipment. 
The College's east and west 
athletic complexes were joined 
together with bonds of steel. On a 
blustery November night, an 
audience of hundreds watched as 
Fasick Bridge, a 126-foot-long 
suspension bridge, was lifted and 
locked into place over Route 934. 

One construction project 
which was invisible to most, but 
just as vital to the College's 
image, was the redesign of the 
website. After 14 months of 
planning and intricate design 
work, the College unveiled a site 
that relays the warm, family 
atmosphere of LVC to internet 
surfers around the globe. 

Dr. Donald Byrne teaches 
American history in one of the new 
classrooms in the Heilman Center. 

4 Lebanon Valley College 

On a blustery 
November night, an 
audience oj hundreds 

watched as Fasick 

Bridge, a 126-foot-long 

suspension bridge, was 

lifted and locked into 

place over Route 934. 

Putting It On Paper 

While the College's eye-catching 
academic facilities, athletic fields 
and landscaping touches have 
garnered attention and accolades 
in recent years, the LVC that is 
seen on paper is also acquiring 
kudos. The International Studies 
Brochure took top honors, a gold 
medal, from CASE (Council for 
the Advancement and Support of 
Education) for Individual Student 
Recruitment Publications. The 
organization also recognized the 
1998-99 President's Report, "The 
Power of Community," with a 
bronze medal in the Individual 
Fundraising Publications category. 
At the international level, the 
College's 1997-98 Annual Report 
earned a Silver Award of 
Excellence for York's Triangle 
Printing Company during the 
International Gallery of Superb 
Printing. The contest drew over 
3,000 entries from printers across 

the globe. Likewise, The Valley 
magazine earned a silver award 
from the International Association 
of Business Communicators 
(Central Pennsylvania Chapter). 

Culture on Campus 

Through the Fall Perspectives 
Series and Spring Humanities 
Colloquium, campus and 
community members alike had the 
opportunity to examine issues 
surrounding both gender and the 
new millennium. The Fall 
Perspectives Series featured 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist 
Deborah Blum, who presented a 
provocative and insightful look at 
the biological differences between 
men and women. The series also 
brought international issues to 
campus as Hawa Ghaus of the 
Feminist Majority Foundation 
provided a revealing look at the 
plight of women in Afghanistan. 
The Spring Humanities 

Students enjoy an all-campus picnic 
during Spring Arts Weekend. 

Colloquium raised questions of the 
new millennium and how it will 
impact family, art, literature, 
sports, politics and technology. 
Featured speakers included Dr. 
John Lucas, the official lecturer of 
the International Olympic 
Committee (IOC), and Dr. Alan 
Geyer, author and canon 
ecumenist for the Washington 
National Cathedral. 

Once again, the College was 
privileged to have a Woodrow 
Wilson Visiting Fellow on 
campus. Anita Perez Ferguson, 
chair of the National Women's 
Political Caucus, spent a week on 
campus, during which time she 
shared her political prowess with 
students and faculty, and held a 
public presentation on the 
changing face of American 

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery provided another year of 
exciting and unique exhibitions, 
beginning with Memory Boxes, a 
display that explored the box as a 
medium and featured the work of 
renowned artists from New York, 
Paris and Philadelphia. The year 
continued with an examination of 
local culture with Early 
Pennsylvania German Art and 
Folklife. Visitors to the Gallery 
also had the opportunity to 
explore the pastels, drawings, 
sketchbooks and paintings of 
acknowledged American artist 
William Glackens, and view the 
work of contemporary artist Leslie 
Dill, whose art combines the 
visual and the verbal by 
incorporating the written words of 
Emily Dickinson, Franz Kafka and 
Ranier Maria Rilke. 

1999-00 President's Report 5 

year in review 

Worlds Away 

More than ever before, students 
who come to Annville are seeing 
the world. In the spring of 1999, 
chemistry professor Dr. Richard 
Cornelius and 1 3 students spent a 
semester exploring the culture of 
New Zealand while studying at 
the University of Waikato. The 
College now offers eight programs 
that provide opportunities for 
students to spend a semester in 
countries such as England, the 
Netherlands, Greece, France, 
Germany and Spain. 

Wendi Davenport '00 
won a Fulbright 
Scholarship to teach 
for a year in Korea. 

A number of LVC students 
have also received awards allowing 
them to experience a whole new 
world. Wendi Davenport '00 
earned a Fulbright Scholarship and 
was assigned a one-year teaching 
position in Korea. Otis Richardson 
'02 received a National Security 
Education Program undergraduate 
scholarship, enabling him to spend 
the 2000-01 academic year in the 
Japan Studies Program at Tokyo 
International University. Natalia 

Antelava '02 won a Rotary 
Ambassadorial Scholarship, which 
gave her an opportunity to study 
political science and French for a 
year at the University of Dakar in 

Creating Traditions 

The 1999-2000 year brought some 
new traditions to campus. 
Malcolm Lazin '65 created and 
endowed the Lazin Distinguished 
Leader in Residence Series in 
memory of his father, Norman 
Lazin '37. The program brings 
alumni and community experts to 
campus where they spend a few 
days in the classroom sharing their 
experience with students. 

The 132nd Commencement 
ceremony marked the earning of 
degrees for Ken Horst '00 and 
Jennissa Lapp '00, the first 
graduates of the Lebanon Valley 
Education Partnership (LVEP). 
The program, which is run in 
conjunction with the Lebanon 
School District, provides 
mentoring and financial assistance 
for low-income students in the 
District. Don Lesher, president of 
Lesher Mack Sales and Service, Inc. 

Otis Richardson '02 

received a National 

Security Education 

Program undergraduate 

scholarship, enabling 

him to spend the 

2000-01 academic 

year in the Japan 

Studies Program at 

Tokyo International 


and co-chair of the LVEP, was 
given an honorary doctorate for his 
leadership and dedication to the 
program since its inception in 
1989. After a Commencement 
address by Kenneth Wolfe, 
chairman and CEO of Hershey 
Foods Corporation, some 400 
students received their LVC 

6 Lebanon Valley College 

^JaKJi"-" "''*"*"' 

The 1999 Founders Day 
ceremony honored Anne Brossman 
Sweigart, chairman, president and 
chief executive officer of D&E 
Communications and an honorary 
member of the Board of Trustees, 
for her professional and charitable 
contributions to the community. 
Honors were also bestowed upon 

Students stroll across LVCs 
award-winning campus. 

Dr. Howard Applegate, professor 
of history and American studies 
emeritus, recipient of The Student 
Government Award. The 
President's Award recognized the 
commitment to community 
service demonstrated by members 
of the the College's Student 
Pennsylvania State Education 
Association (SPSEA). Students in 
SPSEA have provided tutoring and 
babysitting services for the local 
community, supplied readers for 
Good Samaritan Hospital's "Reach 
Out and Read" program, and 
created and organized Children's 
Day, a program that involves 250 
elementary students from the 
Annville-Cleona School District. 

Above: The first graduates of the 
Lebanon Valley Educational 
Partnership (LVEP), Ken Horst '00 
(second from left), andjennissa 
Lapp '00 (third from left) Join 
President G. David Pollick deft) 
and LVEP co-chair Don Lesher prior 
to Commencement ceremonies. 

Interaction between College 
and community remained strong 
throughout the year, as 
educational programs such as 
Women in Science Day, Business 
Career Day, International Culture 
Day, Math Olympics, Youth 
Scholars Institute and Physics in 
Action brought thousands of area 
students to campus. After a 20- 
year run, the Lebanon Valley 
College Quiz Bowl celebrated its 
last year on campus, with guest 
moderator Congressman George 
W. Gekas delivering the final 
round of questions. 

Students in SPSEA work with 
children from the community 
during the Annual Spring Arts 
Children's Day. 

Interaction between 
College and community 

remained strong 
throughout the year, as 
educational programs 

such as Women in 
Science Day, Business 

Career Day, 

International Culture 

Day, Math Olympics, 

Youth Scholars Institute 

and Physics in Action 

brought thousands 

oj area students 

to campus. 

1999-00 President's Report 7 


r. Stacj^ Goodman ha$ only been on the feculty for the latter 
part of the past decade but feels she has witnessed the most 
progressive half. *Tn the last two years We've really seen the 
change;*" she claims. 
^^_ Goodman, a member of the biology department* had little 

knowledge of Lebanoii Valley College^ before her job interview. She had seen a 
bit of the campus as she drove to gradtkte courses "rigjht down the stteet* at 
the Iteshey Medical Center. "It's a beautiful campus," she exclaims. "J just 
knew this was going to work out great and it has." 

She had learned of an opening for a sabbatical re|>laienient position and the 
Pittsbirgh area native was greeted by a campus just the size and type she was 
looking for, one which reminded her <sf her undesignate school. 
"Westminster G>ikg| was very similar,** she explains **J was really 
comfortable there and I thought that was the kind of institution where I would 
love to get my foot hi the door. It was fortuitous." 

Goodman knows that biology is one of the acadentic pursuits for which the 
College has a good reputanon. "Over the past decade it has really grown a lot 
and it T # still growing." This, she notes, can create a delicate situation, ^You 
donr want to lose your identity while you grow," she asserts. "We're getting 
alumni feedback on how they feel we've done and we're getting resowifiding 
comments that, yes, they received a really good education here and we tteally 
prepared them well for the workplace. So we want to §eep that up/" 

like other departments, biology hi$ to find room for extra students beyond 
those who are majoring in the program. The new physical therapy ptogtam, for 
instance, "created a lot more students who have to take biology courses/* 

But progress also works to provide solutions as well as present challenges; 
next year her department will add a new faculty member, the first in six years. 
And the department members have -bef ri holding a series of meetings on 
renova|Ing the Garber Science Center :?«& make better use of what we have/* 

"We have a great <§g^attment because our faculty have diverse 
bacJ^Muisds," Goodman contends. "We are not ail trained in the same field; 
we hafe a nice mixture and we try to make the best of those strengths*" 

Existing growth also stimulates fomre growth and as often as not 
GcK^ln^n's comments stray to explore what is ahead* *Tt*s a good time for the 
College," she says, explaining one sue! detour. "We're growing and we're at a 
place where we can afford to take time to think about these issues and which 
way we want to go/' 

"We have a great 

because our fia 
have diverse 

8 Lebanon Valley ttilltge 




Bill Brown 79 

"The institution is 

the same now as it 

has always been — 

we care about 


When Bill Brown 79 visited Lebanon Valley as a high 
school senior, he took a standardized test to determine his 
scholarship eligibility. "I received the test scores in the 
mail, but I didn't know what kind of scholarship I 
qualified for." Now after 24 years of involvement with 
the Valley, Brown, dean of admission and financial aid, is in a position to help 
grant automatic scholarships to students based on their high school academic 

"The clear breakdown of the scholarship program that we have now takes the 
mystery out of it," says Brown. "Students can gauge where they're at as early as 
their sophomore year in high school, which gives them clarity and motivation to 
reach their goal of attending Lebanon Valley." 

Because of these scholarships and because of the Valley's tradition of academic 
excellence, LVC has seen its applicant pool grow, both in number and quality. 

"We haven't overextended ourselves geographically," says Brown, "but we 
have improved the visibility of the College in traditional areas," 

The Mid-Atlantic region is traditionally where many of LVC students come 
from. Now, more students are coming from overseas, the New England area and 
other parts of the country, due to the advanced technology available to 
prospective students to aid them in their college search. Lebanon Valley's 
technology has grown as well, and LVC's Admission Office is now able to offer 
an on-line application available to students from all across the globe. 

"When I was a student, we didn't have phones or cable in our dorms," 
laughs Brown. "Now if we didn't have those things, people wouldn't think of 
coming here." 

Technology isn't the only draw. Strong academics are important at the 
Valley, as they always have been. The education department continues to grow 
and now requires acceptance into that major, in addition to general College 
acceptance. Also, the music department has added a new music business major, 
and the Garber Science Center is looking forward to new renovations and 
additions. Amid all these developments, Lebanon Valley hasn't lost its 
dedication to a personal educational experience. 

"The institution is the same now as it has always been — we care about 
students. We continue to provide much to help students from where they are as 
freshmen to where they are come graduation." 

The third dean of admission in the history of the College, Brown follows the 
legacies of Dr. Clark Carmean and Greg Stanson '63, now the vice president for 
enrollment and student services. After spending four years as a student at the 
Valley and working for 20 years in admissions at LVC, Brown can say with 
authority, "There's not a better place to be." 

1999-00 President's Report 11 



t's quite possible that Sheila Dow Ford's passion for education first 
blossomed at one of the many political dinners she attended as a child. 
The offspring of parents who were active in Philadelphia politics, Ford 
and her five siblings were often enlisted to help with their political 
efforts, which meant registering voters, listening to campaign speeches 
and learning how real issues — like education — affect real people. 

Consequently, Ford developed an awareness of public policy at an early age, 
which had a big influence on her decision to study the law— a decision that set 
her on a very challenging and rewarding path in life. 

Ford's education on education began in the Philadelphia public schools, 
where she was bussed from one school to another during the desegregation of 
the 1960s. After graduating from LaSalle University and the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Law, Ford took her first job with the Education Law 
Center in Newark, New Jersey. There> she was one of a team of attorneys who 
tried a civil rights class action lawsuit on behalf of poor and minority school 
districts. At issue was school funding equity, and Ford's team was victorious. 

"That was an exciting time for me, even though I was making very little 
money and working very long hours," she remembers. "What I was doing had 
such broad constitutional implications I grew up a lot from this experience — 
emotionally, intellectually and professionally." 

Today, Ford is senior vice president and chief counsel for the Pennsylvania 
Highet Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). In this capacity, she oversees 
the administration of federal loans and state grant programs for eligible 
students, in addition to other educational finance issues. 

"I am a person who has followed my bliss professionally, and IVe had the 
good fortune to be able to combine my interest in education with my love of 
the law," 

Another outgrowth of her childhood has been Ford's need to serve in her 
community. Appropriately enough, it was during her undertaking of a major 
development project for the Greater Harrisburg YWCA that she met Morton 
Spector, who persuaded her to join him on the LVC Board of Trustees* 

"They were interested in someone who had the ability to think in a 
comprehensive way about issues, not just the legal ramifications," Ford says. 
"The fact that I'm female and African* American is reflective of the Board's 
comfort in seeking out diversity, as well as an indication of how successful the 
school has been in expanding in meaningful ways/' 

She also feels "LVC is a very warm environment, very insular, in the most 
positive sense of the word. It just wraps itself around you/* 

Sheila Dow Ford 

"LVC is a very 
warm environment, 
very insular, in the 
most positive sense 

of the word, 

It just wraps itself 

around yo# * 

12 Lebanon Valley College 



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Stan Furmanak 

"I'm a computer- 
tamer! It's a very 


environment, yet 

I'm given great 


III 1 


Engaging in conversation with Stan Furmanak is Uke looking 
through a kaleidoscope. Possibilities appear infinite; changes are 
expected. For this multi-talented man, technology poses 
challenging puzzles, not overwhelming problems. 
Officially, since 1994, Furmanak has served as Bishop Library 
systems and reference librarian. Unofficially, this Renaissance man has found at 
the Valley a nurturing home for his hands-on approach to life and learning. 
Here, he explains with delight, Tm not pigeon-holed as 'just a librarian,' I'm a 
computer-tamer! It's a very supportive environment, yet I'm given great 

Ever since his boyhood days in the Philadelphia area, Furmanak has 
gravitated toward what he terms "hands-on stuff/' like erector sets, chemistry 
sets and model building. Later, he enrolled in the biology program at the 
University of Scranton, hoping to go into medical research, but the long lab 
hours proved too physically tiring for his already arthritic body. 

Undaunted, Furmanak easily moved into the worlds of English and 
philosophy, eventually entering the graduate program in English literature at 
Catholic University. There, he met his future wife Jane, who was enrolled in the 
graduate program in library science, while also an American Studies Ph.D. 
candidate at George Washington University. Jane encouraged Furmanak to 
pursue an additional graduate degree in library science, which he later earned at 
Southern Connecticut State University. 

From his pleasant office overlooking the town of Annville, which he has 
taken into his heart, Furmanak continues to work his merry magic. Making new 
technology user-friendly and widely available, and spreading the considerable 
resources of the LVC library to off-campus and continuing education students at 
home are all simply part of a day's work for him. 

A nationally recognized leader in his successful implementation of OCLC's 
WebZ SiteSearch software (a gateway to over 70 remote, online data bases, as 
well as the LVC library catalog), Furmanak explains that while this project was 
done on his own initiative, it was accomplished "with the College's blessing." 

Another of Furmanak's collaborative efforts involves being part of the 
campus web team and working on the development and maintenance of the 
College website, so essential to spotlighting the ever-changing, ever-growing 
array of thoroughly modern assets available at "dear old LVC." 

Furmanak freely confesses, Tve never had a formal computer course in my 
life, but I love to tinker! Working with computers can be fan, but you never 
really master them. You just become better at keeping them happy!" 

1999-00 President's Report 15 


Imagine that your job was to sell customized software to the NBA, which 
needed to digitize four million photographs of its celebrity athletes and 
store them online for easier access by > say, the editors of Sports Illustrated. 
This is just an example of the kind of interesting and challenging 
assignments that have kept Suzanne Enterline '96 thoroughly entertained 
for the past four years as she blazed a trail through the fast-paced world of 
information technology. 

Since graduating at the top of her major from LVC, Enterline has found 
herself in the thick of the "New Economy/* She was in her first job— software 
sales for International Business Machines (IBM) in Valley Forge, Pa,— for less 
than a year before she was promoted and moved her career to New York City. 

When Enterline left IBM in July, 2000, she had already advanced to the rank 
of eBusiness solutions manager. These days she performs a similar function as a 
media and entertainment sales executive for another global company, Scient, 
which concentrates more on fostering e-businesses, 

"Sclent works with its clients to build its e-business from conception, 
through a design phase— where we determine what would make their websites 
appealing and easy to use — and then all the way through the technical design 
and operation phases/' she explains. "I love this job because there is nothing 
boring about it.,.. To be able to walk into MTV or BMG (a major music label 
and distributor) and meet with their executives is pretty amazing," 

While Enterline *s career successes thus far can be partially attributed to her 
"whole family being driven, Type-A personalities/* she received a lot of practice 
on LVCs campus. In addition to juggling a business major with an economics 
minor and a concentration in marketing, Enterline invested a lot of time in Phi 
Beta Lambda (PBL), a business-focused fraternity. When she first became 
involved in PBL, there were only four members; under her leaderships it grew to 
over 50 members. 

"The entrepreneurial spirit is one of the talents I possess, and it's close to my 
heart," she says. "Translated to business terms, it would be like taking a small 
company and turning it into a large company, which I hope to do some day 

Although she permanently resides in the Big Apple, Enterline still maintains 
close ties to Lebanon Valley. She can hardly help it, since her family boasts a 
long history of LVC graduates. She is also one of the youngest members of the 
Vickroy Society, which recognizes leadership contributions to the College. 

"I had such a good time while I was at LVC, and I did the phonathon for four 
years," she says. "Once you ve been through that and you see the struggle it 
takes to get alumni to give back, it becomes more important to you." 

=' 96 


"The entrepreneurial 

spirit is one of the 

talents I possess, 

and it's close to 

my heart." 

16 Lebanon Valley College 





Magda jura '01 

Td like to" do 


mternatioftaj law, 

helping peogp and 

^hanging things that 

I see are wrong 

around me.' 1 

When a student first arrive at college, the 8r$t few days are 
a whirlwind of activity. When Magda Jura '01, an inter^ 
national sfedent from Sibm, Romania, finally was able to 
sit down m Annville, she had covered a Much greater 
distance ahd string of events than the average student* 

"I can't believe I made it/* says Jura. "It was a dream for me to get here and 
study* I was redly excited about all the oppOtSMuties that were Opening up." 

Chief among |tea's opporc unities was the chance to studiy ptfliti& an optfo^ 
^he would not fiave had in a turbulent and evolving Romania 

*1 wanted to #tudy political |<$mce, and that wasn't something that was 
offered in my country, After 4(3 years of communism, everything was going 
through a big transition, including the educail&n system. Political science just: 
wasn't develop^! yet. Now I hate an individualized major in international 
relations and a second major in economics/' 

jf ura soon jumped nations again, to study abioad in Cambridge, England, 
firing her soplwtoote year. "Afe I came back, I didn't knowiwhat I wanted 
to do, but something in my jnif^t year clicked, and I started looking around 
and finding opportunities wherfe I didn't tzxp&zt to/' 

Who she Mild, as it turns out, was LVC alumnus George King '68, chief 
financial officer for the Energy Intelligence Group (EIG), a gtelal publishing 
company that ifeeializes in news and information concerning the international 
petroleum industry: King, who was on campus in 1999 as a lecturer in The 
le&in Series, offered Magda an ifeiernship out of EIG's New York headquarters, 

"Since my work has encompassed global issues for many y$fp, Dr. Art Ford 
introduced me to several of the International students at LVC," says King* "I 
lemember very Ij^ariy the dinner with Magda because she asked very 
ffnetrating qne&tions. She was JQuickly able to ielate to me as a?peer." 

Among her internship dutie$ was a$$i$ting MKVs president and raganmng 
the compacts 21st annual Oil & Money Go^|&ce, an international 
interchange between the worl^ pfayers of the energy industry* 

"I was interning at the head office in New Y^rjc/' says Jura. "My main )ob 
was to coordinate the annual conference in London and invite high profile 
leaders including oil ministers from four OPEC countries and |pople from 
Several majo* oil companies." 

After ^raduatiGn, Magda looks to continue her scholastic to*ir of the world 
With a trip to India as a Rotar| International Ambassadorial Scholar. 

"My plan^i are to go to iaW school," says Jura. Td like to dd kwething in 
international law, helping p$ape and changing things that I see are wrong 
around me/' 

i$$&rt)Q presidents $£p&rt 19 


As a high school teacher and football coach, Lou Sorrentino '54 
could have built a career in what he was doing before he returned 
to Lebanon Valley College. 
Instead, he took the road less traveled. After 30 years of service 
and leadership, including 20 years as athletics director (AD), 
Sorrentino recently retired, culminating a career in which LVC has become one 
of the preeminent institutions in NCAA Division III. 

He was a high school teacher and coach for 15 years before coming back to 
LVC in 1971 as head football coach and career planning director, but from early 
on, he envisioned himself serving as an AD. "When I decided to work in 
athletics, it was the next logical step," says Sorrentino, who in 1981 became AD 
at Lebanon Valley. 

While a student, Sorrentino earned 12 varsity letters for the Flying 
Dutchmen, four each in football, basketball and baseball. At quarterback, he was 
named second-team Associated Press Little All- American as a senior and played 
in the 1953 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic in Montgomery, Alabama, one of a 
handful of players selected from the small college ranks for this honor. His 37 
career passing touchdowns is an LVC record that is still standing. 

When he became AD, Sorrentino, whose football number (21) is a retired 
jersey, was the only athletics administrator at the College at that time, though 
he continued coaching football. With the development of Division III and the 
needs of administration, he made a decision in 1986 to put aside the gridiron in 
order to focus on the AD position, which was quickly growing. 

Sorrentino, who also has a master's degree in education from Bucknell 
University, notes that the growth of LVC in the ranks of Division III also 
provided room for expansion in administration. Kathy Tierney, whom 
Sorrentino brought aboard in 1983 as head field hockey coach, took on 
additional duties in 1988 as assistant athletics director. With Sorrentino's recent 
retirement, Tierney was promoted to athletics director. 

Though passing along the AD role, "Coach Lou" will remain at LVC as head 
golf coach, which he has done well for over 10 years. In that time, Sorrentino has 
turned golf into a quality program. His teams have posted a pair of third-place 
finishes at the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships over the last 
three seasons and several of his players have posted top- 10 showings at the MACs. 

"Coaching got me out of the office and helped me understand everybody's 
needs," remarks Sorrentino, on combining coaching and administration. 

Sorrentino plans more time for family and golfing, though he will still keep 
his office. "I know the community, and I know it's a great place," reflects 
Sorrentino, inducted in 1983 into the LVC Athletics Hall of Fame. "Being an 
AD has made me more understanding." 

Lou Sorrentino '54 

"Coaching got me 

out of the office 

and helped me 




20 Lebanon Valley College 

Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants to Lebanon Valley College 






i ■■;■■*■■■■ i 

Donors Dollars 

! 1 



[42 $836,216]* 





3,529 2,346,607 





917 661,525 





811 74,502 





138 362,235 





23 896,911 




4 15,614 




21 20,360 





5,443** $4,377,754 


2 $664,839 

5,445 $5,042,593 







Donors Dollars 


1 ! 


[31 $388,441]* 





3,263 1,432,997 





726 1,559,997 





845 88,727 





230 401,000 





22 300,882 




3 8,421 




18 16,452 





5,107** $3,808,475 


1 $588,640 


5,108 $4,397,115 

•Categories overlap; trustees included in alumni, friends and parents. ** Cumulative Total donor counts are unduplicated. 

22 Lebanon Valley College 

Statement of Activities 

For year ended June 30 








AND FEES (net 
of institutional 
financial aid) 





Tuition and fees 

(net of institutional financial aid) 



^Gcwernment grants 



Gifts and private grants* 



Endowment/investment income 















*1999 gifts and private grants includes one-time recognition of split interest agreements. 

Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. 1 16, 1 17 and 124. 
Source: 1999-00 audited financial statements, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP 
















Academic Support 



Student Services 



Public Services 



Operation and Maintenance of Plant 



General Institution 



Student Aid (government) 



















1999-00 President's Report 23 

Board of Trustees 

Dr. Ross W. Fasick '55 
Dr. Edward H. Arnold 
Ms. Katherine J. Bishop 
Harry B, Yost '62 
Andrea Folk Bromberg 
Deborah R. Fullam '81 
Darwin G. Glick '58 


Vice Chair 

Vice Chair 


Assistant Secretary 

Assistant Treasurer 


Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 
Supervisor of Clinical Services/Psychologist, 
Capital Area Intermediate Unit (2001) 

Edward H. Arnold, B.A., L.H.D. 
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, 
Arnold Industries, Inc. (2002) 

Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.B.A. 

President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation (2003) 

Wesley T. Dellinger 75, CRS, GRI, CSP, B.S. 
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate (2003) 

Sheila E. Dow-Ford, B.A., J.D. 
Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel of the 
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 
(PHEAA) (2002) 

Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S. 

President, Gannett Fleming, Inc. (2002) 

Scott H. Eggert, B.F.A., M.A., D.M.A. 

Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College (2002) 

Ross W. Fasick '55, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Retired Senior Vice President, E. I. DuPont de 
Nemours and Co. (2001) 

Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S. 

Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel, C.P.A. 


A. L. Hanford III, B.A. 

Owner/Operator, Ladd Hanford Motors, Inc; 

President, Photographic Rotary Screen Co. (2003) 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed. 

Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. (2002) 

John F. Jurasits, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solutions Technologies, Inc. 


F. Obai Kabia 73, B.S., M.P.A. 

Political Affairs Officer, United Nations (2001) 

Eugene R. Kelly '01 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2001) 

William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D. 

Community Volunteer; Retired Senior Vice President 

and Secretary, Hershey Foods Corporation (2002) 

James A. Mitchell Jr. '58, B.S., M.B.A. 

Retired Corporate Insurance Manager, E. I. DuPont 

de Nemours and Co. (2001) 

Owen A. Moe Jr., B.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College (2001) 

G. David Pollick, B.A., M.A., Ph.L., Ph.D. 
President, Lebanon Valley College 

George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance 

Commissioner, State of Connecticut (2001) 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., L.H.D. 
Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. (2002) 

Richard T. Reynolds, B.S. 

President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc., 
R.T. Reynolds, Inc., Reynolds Facilities Management, 
Inc., and Reynolds Consulting Engineers, Inc. (2003) 

Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.Ed. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 


Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 

President, Echo Data Services, Inc. (2001) 

James W. Scott, B.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of German; Director, GED, Lebanon Valley 

College (2003) 

Conrad M. Siegel, F.S.A., B.Com., M.S. 
Consulting Actuary, Conrad M. Siegel, Inc. (2001) 

Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A. 

President, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc. (2003) 

Morton Spector 

Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC (2001) 

Janine A. Storti '01 

Student, Lebanon Valley College (2002) 

John A. Synodinos, B.S., M.S.Ed., L.H.D. 
President Emeritus, Lebanon Valley College (2003) 

The Honorable John Walter '53, B.S., J.D. 
Retired President Judge, Lebanon County Court of 
Common Pleas (2001) 

Albertine P. Washington, B.A., P.D. 

Retired Elementary Teacher, Lebanon School District 


Nadine P. Wethington 73, B.S., M.A. 
Nursing Administrator (2003) 

J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, St. John's United Methodist Church 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. (2002) 

Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., LL.D., LL.M. 
Partner, Appel & Yost (2003) 


William D. Boswell, LL.B., Ph.B. 
Attorney, Boswell, Snyder, Tintner & Piccola 

Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B, LL.B. 

Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer 

Eugene C. Fish, B.S., J.D., L.H.D. 
Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; 
Chairman of the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; 
Managing Partner, Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/President, CIB Inc. 

Martin L. Gluntz *53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 

International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

Thomas W. Guinivan '39, A.B., M.Div., B.D., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A. 
Retired Business Executive 

Gerald D. Kauffman '44, A.B., B.D., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church; Officer of 
the Courts, County of Cumberland; Pastor Emeritus, 
Grace United Methodist Church, Carlisle 

Allan W. Mund, LL.D., D.B.A. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Ellicott Machine 


Harold S. Peiffer '42, A.B., B.D., S.T.M., Th.M., 
D.D., Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Kenneth H. Plummet 

Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc. 

F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, B.S., LL.D. 
Retired Principal, Arthur Young and Company 

Daniel L. Shearer *38, A.B., M.S.T., S.T.M., B.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 
Retired Chief of Carcinogen Metabolism and 
Toxicology Branch, National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc. 

E.D. Williams Jr., L.H.D. 
Private Investor 


Bishop Neil L. Irons, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D., 
D.D., Resident Bishop of the Harrisburg Area of The 
United Methodist Church 

Anne B. Sweigart, B.S. 

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, 

Denver & Ephrata Telephone and Telegraph Company 

Bishop Peter D. Weaver, B.A., M.Div., Th.D. 
Resident Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The 
United Methodist Church 

24 Lebanon Valley College 

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Portrait Photography: John T. Consoli, 

Other Photography: Stewart Cohen, John T. Consoli, Dennis Crews, 
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